Tommy Wright expects to find out what his Corby Town team are made of when they head to Dunstable Town tonight (Tuesday).
The Steelmen made an encouraging start to the new Southern League Premier Division campaign as second-half goals from Greg Mills and Wilson Carvalho secured a 2-0 victory over Hitchin Town at Steel Park on Saturday.
But boss Wright has warned his players they are in for a “real test of their credentials” this evening when they take on last season’s Division One Central champions, who started their campaign with a 2-1 win at Bideford.
“Winning, like losing, is a habit you get into and Dunstable have that winning mentality about them after what they achieved last season,” the Steelmen boss said.
“I know three or four of their players who I was at Luton with and they have a very good squad.
“They like to play good football, which will suit us and it will be a really good test for our lads.
“We certainly can’t take anything for granted even though we were really happy with the way the season started on Saturday.
“But this is where we find out what the players are made of. This is a real case of ‘welcome to non-League football’ for some of them.
“They will have been at work all day, then we have a bit of travelling to do and then they need to go and produce on the pitch.
“It will be a real test of their credentials and their character. I am sure we will learn a lot from the game.”
Wright is set to name an unchanged squad for the clash and he confirmed the club are still awaiting international clearance for midfielder Shane Byrne.